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November 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals Calendar

2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & EventsNovember 2014

November 2014 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events Calendar

November is normally a quiet period for indoor beer festivals with some notable exceptions. The harvest fests are done and all and winter seasonal beers are abundant. November still has a variety of festivals, but the coming of winter means that beer drinkers will be looking to stay warm with bigger beers. These calendar listings are updated regularly or whenever new events are made public. Event organizers wishing to have their Colorado beer-related event added to these calendar listings please use the Contact Form and let us know all the details. In most cases, the event will be listed within a few days.

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All Colorado Beer Festival 2014All Colorado Beer Festival
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
3650 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
Time: 2 sessions: 1pm - 4:30pm, 6:30pm - 10pm, VIP 1 hr. early.
Cost: $35 General, $30 Military, $40 early entry, $50 VIP. (Estimate)
November's biggest beer festival is back for a 8th year. They expect to have from 60-70 Colorado-only breweries participate in the biggest ever event in Colorado Springs. There will be two sessions of tasting with options to get in early with VIP or Early Entry passes. Designated Drivers can attend for $10. There will be a special VIP zone where ticket holders can sample food and beer pairings and additional beers not available to the General audience. Tickets are on sale starting in September. And for the first time, Oskar Blues will bring their famous Silent Disco to the All Colorado Beer Festival.More information and tickets at: www.allcoloradobeerfestival.com.

Fall-Back Beer Fest 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Estes Park Events Center & Pavilion - 1125 Rooftop Way
Estes Park, CO
Time: 1pm to 5pm, VIP entry at 12pm.
Cost: $30 advance, $35 at gate, VIP $55/$65, DD $10.
Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall-Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, but also the people who make it. With 100+ beers being poured by the brewers themselves from 30+ Colorado breweries, festival goers are sure to walk away having learned something new about their favorite beer from the people who created it. FBBF also coincides with the American Homebrewers Associations Annual Learn To Homebrew Day. To help celebrate, a number of AHA sanctioned homebrewing clubs will be present and brewing for everyone to watch. With seminars from beer glass experts, food pairings from certified cicerones, demonstrations from homebrewing equipment fabricators, samples from hop farms, giveaways from local homebrew supply shops, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone. Also, FBBF is family-friendly! Helping with the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries pouring samples for guests of all ages! Plus, for everyone's entertainment, live music throughout the day! Tickets and info: www.fallbackbeerfest.com.

Learn to Homebrew DayLearn to Homebrew Day
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Nationwide
Events all across Colorado
Time: All day
Cost: Free to participate
Gather your friends and introduce them to one of the greatest hobbies around. Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999. Brewing sites are held all around the world so people can learn how to brew or teach others how to brew. Look for a local homebrewing club to be giving a demo and/or lessons this day. Website: www.homebrewersassociation.org.

3rd Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Delicious Orchards Farm Market - 39126 Hwy 133
Paonia, CO - 1 mile west of town.
Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Cost: Per food & drink item.
Plan to attend the 3rd Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival. Saturday Nov 1st. They will be serving Hard Cider from Stem Cidery, Colorado Cider Co, Santa Cidre, Snow Capped Cider, Compass Cider, Branch Out Cider, and Big B's Hard Cider. Music starts at 11 am with the Solar Brothers, then they have Finders and Youngberg and closing it out with Kipori Woods. There will be Children's activities, great BBQ, fresh apple pressing, free camping, orchard tours and a bunch of happy people. Change up your old beer habit with the taste of hard cider. More info at 970-527-1110 or visit www.DrinkLocally.com.

International Stout Day
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Statewide locations - your favorite beer spot.
Colorado
Time: All day!
Cost: Per Pint.
November 6th marks the fourth annual International Stout Day™. On Thursday, November 6th 2014, craft beer drinkers across the globe will raise a pint in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most beloved styles: the Stout. It’s all about celebrating the craft beer revolution, relishing in the beer style of the day, sharing your photos, tasting notes and events with the world. Share Your Stout! #StoutDay @StoutDay on Twitter. Official Web Site: stoutday.com.

Rocky Mountain Brew FestRocky Mountain Brew Fest
Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2013
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo - Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
Time: Fri 6-9pm, Sat 1-4pm & 5-8pm.
Cost: Combo expo + beer fest: $30 adv / $35 door (estimate).
Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, their resorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionate about their favorite lagers, ales and stouts that they enjoy apres ski. The fourth annual Rocky Mountain Brew Fest returns to this year’s 23rd Annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Brew Fest attendees can sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales from Colorado breweries during 3-hour tasting sessions on Friday or Saturday. A $30 advanced purchase combo ticket includes admission to one tasting session featuring unlimited samples AND same-day admission to the Ski & Snowboard Expo (which includes a $10 Liftopia Gift Card AND a one year subscription to Ski or Transworld Snowboarding Magazine). More info at: www.bewisports.com/expos/denver/brew-fest/.

2014 Boulder IPA Fest3rd Annual Boulder IPA Fest
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Avery Brewing Company
Boulder, CO
Time: 12pm - 5pm.
Cost: $48.47 (includes fees) and is transferable.
Be they dank or piney or floral or tart, spiced or fruited or dry-hopped or wet, Double or Imperial, a little of some or all those together, we celebrate India Pale Ale in all of its iterations and strengths! There will be IPAs from all over the country represented. Prepare your palate to be hit by hops! Your ticket gives you entry, sixteen 4oz pours and a commemorative glass. Additional drink tickets will also be available for an additional fee. Sorry, no children, babies or dogs allowed. Print off your ticket or show it via your smart phone. Last call will be at 4:45pm. All festival profits will be donated to Emergency Family Assistance Association, which helps those in our community whose immediate needs for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot be adequately met by other means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency. Tickets available online at Eventbrite.

Nitro Fest 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Left Hand Brewing Co - 1265 Boston Ave.
Longmont, CO
Time: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: $50.00 per person.
Left Hand Brewing is proud to present Nitro Fest - the first exclusively nitrogenated beer fest this November 15th from 3-7pm at Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. Nitro Fest will feature 21 of the best breweries from across the US pouring rare, never-before-seen nitro styles in celebration of Left Hand’s 21st birthday. Nitro Fest will be a lavish evening, pairing smooth & creamy ales with live performance art and fresh fare. Tickets are $50 for 4 hours of all-you-can drink nitro craft beers from the best breweries across The States. Event proceeds will benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. Famous for their Nitro series including Milk Stout Nitro, Left Hand is eager to showcase a wide offering of nitrogenated beer from the craft community. Nitro Fest guests can sample hard to find styles from out of state breweries including Founders, Cigar City, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Victory, Green Flash, and more. “Some of these beers will be nitrogenated for the first time, and many do not make it out of their home brewery tap room. This will be a truly unique opportunity for craft beer fans to get their hands on exclusive styles from widely acclaimed breweries.” comments Josh Goldberg, Community & Event Manager. Representing the Colorado front, will bring local presence from Oskar Blues, Breckenridge, New Belgium, Odell and more. The first annual Nitro Fest will also commemorate Left Hand’s 21st birthday, inviting guests to imbibe under a vast tent with live performance art including fire dancers, stilt walkers and aerial artists. Get tickets at: www.ticketfly.com/event/703039.

Denver Bacon and Beer Festival
Sunday, November 16, 2014
The Curtis - 1405 Curtis St.
Denver, CO
Time: 2:30pm to 5:00pm.
Cost: $46.50 Regular, $61.50 Baller.
The Denver Bacon and Beer Festival is coming back for Year 3! On Sunday, November 16th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at The Curtis. @eatboston and Denver Off The Wagon will once again bring together area restaurants and breweries to offer creative bacon-based dishes and fine brews. Proceeds from #DenverBaconAndBeer will benefit Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart. Your ticket gets you in to the Bacon and Beer Fest where you'll be free to sample the dishes and the beer. There will be other people there with the same intention, so remember to share. They will be releasing more details in the next few weeks, including participant and ticketing info. More info at: baconandbeer.net/denver.

Chef & Brew FestivalChef & Brew Festival
Thursday, November 20, 2013
EXDO Event Center - 1399 35th Street
Denver, CO
Time: VIP 6-10pm, General 7-10pm.
Cost: GA $40 Adv/$59 door, VIP $50 Adv/$69 door.
The Chef & Brew Festival is back for its 3rd year in Denver. The event features 15 top chefs and 15 local brewers in a competition to create the ultimate beer and food pairing. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a plethora of one of a kind food alongside the best craft beer the Colorado Front Range has to offer. The festival is all part of an effort to showcase the versatility and complexity of craft beer. This year’s event will feature a much larger venue with plenty of room to sit, enjoy and truly examine each of the beer and food pairings. About 700 festival attendees are expected. Beer and Food will be served in a tasting format, 2oz beer pours paired with an appetizer from each chef. Guests will receive a souvenir tasting glass with full access to the beer and food once inside. The 2013 festival sold out in advance and this year’s tickets will sell even quicker. More info at: www.chefnbrewfestival.com.

2nd Annual American Craft Beer Radio Holiday Beer Bash
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum - 7711 E Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm - VIP 5pm.
Cost: General $35, VIP $45.
Join American Craft Beer Radio on the evening of November 21st at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (yes, you will be drinking delicious beer around classic out-of-commission aircraft) for the 2nd Annual Holiday Beer Bash! Interact with the brewing industry first hand and sample hundreds of different seasonal and year-round offerings. 35 + featured breweries with unlimited sampling. Local chefs serving sample food offerings. TONS of prizes to give away (what are the holidays without gifts?) 21+ admission ONLY. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

Oskar Blues 12th Annual CANiversary
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew - 303 Main St.
Lyons, CO
Time: 6:00pm - 12:00am.
Cost: $15 per person.
It's that time of year! The 12th Annual Oskar Blues CANiversary kicks off in Lyons at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew on Saturday, November 22nd! Food & beer will be flowing all day with an Oskar Blues Tap Takeover. A special buffet will open at 6:00pm and Silent Disco will rock out (silently) at 7:30pm followed by Judge Roughneck opening for Eufórquestra at 8:30pm! Staying true to their canning roots, their head Lyons brewer will be canning some specialty beers for the event including Pollen Buzz, Station 3, Velvet Elvis & more! Tickets available at: 2014caniversary.eventbrite.com.


Other November Events Expected - Details and more events coming soon.


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